Around Town (2-18-14)

02/17/2014 5:55 PM

02/17/2014 10:44 PM

Gourmet breakfast

Yosemite Gateway Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will have a gourmet breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon March 2 at the Merced Masonic Center, 1810 M St., Merced. The menu is scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham, apricot crepes, cinnamon rolls and cranberry scones, juice, coffee, tea and milk. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ten and younger. All proceeds go to chapter expenses. For tickets call (209) 358-7229 or (209) 358-1083.

VFW Hamburger Night

The Atwater VFW will have Hamburger Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Price is $3. All proceeds help post veteran programs. For more information, call (209) 358-7224.

Seeking Sober Grad members

If you are interested in joining the Sober Grad committee for Merced and Golden Valley high schools this year, please call Debbie at (209) 354-0403.

Scholarships available

Veritas Parlor No. 75 of Merced, Native Daughters of the Golden West has scholarship forms available to members, students of members, or relatives of members. Call Mary Jo Stavros at (209) 357-2021 for information or application.

Preschool enrollment

St. Anthony Preschool, at 1801 Winton Way in Atwater is accepting enrollment for children 2 to 5 years old who are potty trained. The activities offered daily are designed to expand your child’s social skills, introduce religion and stimulate creative potential in a small, loving environment. Children can learn early literacy skills with age-appropriate activities that will help ready them for school success. Various affordable sessions are available. Call Mary Hernandez, director, at (209) 358-3341 for more information or to arrange a tour.

Zumba fitness classes

Certified instructor Elsa Lopez teaches zumba fitness classes from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Walnut Child Development Center, 2600 Walnut in Livingston. Class is $30 a month. Register at City Hall, 1416 C St. For more information, contact the recreation department at (209) 394-8830, or get registrations forms at

High school scholarships

Central Valley Opportunity Center has six scholarships of $1,500 each for high school students in Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties this year. Each will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. Applications are available at all high schools in the three counties. Students should contact their school counselor or Alicia Chavez at achavez@cvoc.or or (209) 357-0062, ext. 123. Deadline is April 4.

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